• World Cup for Nine.

    No not that World Cup, the other one.Nine has announced broadcast rights to The 2008 Rugby League World Cup.The matches will take place from late October to late November in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Robina and Townsville. Countries competing include Australia, New Zealand, England, France, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Fiji. Press Release: The Nine Network […]

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  • Sea Patrol’s international sail

    Nine’s upcoming Sea Patrol has won a big vote of confidence after the Hallmark network has picked up the show at the MIP TV conference in Cannes. Hallmark will screen all 13 x 60 episodes in about 100 countries. The series, which has reportedly exceeded the expectations of Nine executives, is likely to air here […]

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  • Thu Apr 19

    [Max/8:00pm] Beyonce Live from Japan. [Ten/7:00pm] The Biggest Loser. With the final weigh in looming, who will push themselves to new limits at last chance training and avoid falling under the yellow line. The fight is on as, for one contestant; the Biggest Loser title slips from reach. Hosted by AJ Rochester.[Ten/8:00pm] Jamie at Home. […]

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  • BB strips cash prize

    Big Brother producers have told a Sydney newspaper that there will be no cash prize this year. With the housemates in lockdown and unaware of the announcement, the network has told of a devious plan to remove the cash prize, plus eviction night car giveaways, from the kitty. Actually it’s a nice idea, as it […]

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  • Wed Apr 18

    [Seven/7:30pm] Last Chance Learners. Premiere.[Seven/8:30pm] Heroes. CHAPTER TWELVE ‘GODSEND’. Nathan’s determination to save a comatose Peter forces him to turn to Simone for help. Isaac’s puzzling painting inspires Hiro and Ando. Jessica struggles against Niki’s decision. With Matt on his heels, H.R.G. tries to focus on his orders regarding Sylar. Suresh attempts to share information […]

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  • A creative PR spin. Seriously

    To the network that is sending out Press Releases boasting about their “Best Sunday” all year, followed by their “Best Monday” all year: Just a reminder that Prime Time runs from 6pm – 12 midnight, not 6pm – 10:30pm. This is the standard which our other commercial networks (and indeed the non-commercial ones) observe, and […]

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  • Bert’s Logie Feud

    Fans of nostalgia should enjoy an upcoming episode of Bert’s Family Feud. It’s a bit of a Logies special. Eight former recipients of Logies will compete in a special episode in the week preceding the event. There’s some pretty camp names in the mix: Jeannie Little, Denise Drysdale, Johnny Young and of course Bert himself. […]

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  • More amendments: Nanny, Earl, Mother.

    A few more changes to schedule today that are worth a mention (and frankly most aren’t). Nine seems to have taken ownership of The Nanny from TEN, and will air it from the Pilot episode at 11:30am weekdays from Monday April 30. Dr Phil is replaced by one hour of Fresh Cooking with AWW. Seven […]

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  • Jericho return gone in a flash

    TEN’s plans to return the remaining season of Jericho next week have gone up in smoke. Originally scheduled for 9:30pm on Friday April 27, it is now on hold while Pussycat Dolls: Search for the Next Doll moves from Sunday nights. Replacing the Pussycat Dolls will be a Sunday movie, American Pie 3: The Wedding. […]

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  • Kevin-Anne Kennerley

    The Opposition Leader for Television Appearances, Kevin Rudd, yesterday stood down from his long association with Sunrise. But he’s about to co-host Mornings with Kerri-Anne tomorrow. Can’t let an opportunity go by. Rudd has ended his Friday chats on Sunrise which he has been doing for years after it had become a negative rather than […]

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  • Vale: Justine Saunders

    Actress Justine Saunders has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Saunders appeared in a number of TV and film productions including The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Prisoner and Number 96. More recently she appeared in Blue Heelers, Farscape and MDA. Saunders received an Order of Australia in 1991 for services to the performing […]

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  • Red Carpet fashion police

    Jules Lund, Livinia Nixon and Jackie O will host Nine’s Red Carpet Arrivals at the Logie Awards. I’ve never been a fan of the fashion stakes at these things, although I have twice hosted radio spots on the Red Carpet. In fact the year that the Logies had a White Carpet I raided it with […]

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